The blog-hop and giveaway previously listed here has now closed. Winner will be announced January 29 and you can see a list of hop participants at the end of this post
Valentine's Fortune Cookies
You may have seen my idea from last year where I created a Dates Jar for the year as a Valentine's Gift, with one date to be opened on the 14th of each month. I wanted to create something similar - so I have made 12 fortune cookies - each containing a date idea and we will open one on the 14th of each month for the next year!
To create the box I used one of the files from this set by SVG Cuts and decorated it using elements from the collection. The bicycle was printed using one of the digital elements in this accompanying digital set here. The pink was too bright so I just printed in black and white! The sticker forms the prefect seal on top and a little twine adds just a little more color.
Fortune Cookie TutorialFirst of all I created the little dates to put inside the cookies. I simply printed them onto on a sheet of matte photo paper and then used some stickers from the Collection Kit to decorate them. I set these out in PowerPoint using a simple pink banner shape for the background and a matching Windows font called PlayBill.
To create the cookies following the tutorial below, I suggest using the 6x6 paper pad as the paper is a slightly lighter weight which makes it easier to form the cookie shape.
- Cut circles from the paper - these are about 3 inches wide
- Fold paper circle in half - make sure you have your fortune tucked inside!
- Use finger to bend at the midway point
- Continue to bend paper to form the cookie shape
- Place a small blog of strong glue near the fold
- Use a small peg or clip to hold together until glue dries
I suggest trying these out with a few scraps of paper first to get the technique right - if you are having trouble the most likely reason is your paper is too thick. Thinner paper definitely works better for these.
This is such a simple idea and really fun to make. Once you have mastered the technique you could easily use these for wedding or party favors, table decoration or packaging for a small gift.
Blog Hop Participants
Echo Park Paper: http://www.echoparkpaper.
Linda Auclair: http://elendae.wordpress.com/
Tamara Tripodi: http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=2092
Lowri McNabb: http://www.papervinenz.com/
Wendy Sue Anderson: http://www.wendysueanderson.
Susan Stringfellow: http://creativelysavvy.
Nancy Damiano: http://www.thepaperorchard.
Kandis Smith: http://www.mycreativetreasury.
Laurel Seabrook: http://want2scrap.blogspot.
Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
I am linking this project up to these websites here.